Tag Archives: Coal

America’s Future Will Burn Less Brightly with a Hillary or Bernie Administration

Banning fossil fuel benefits Does their abysmal grasp of energy and economics make Hillary and Bernie unfit to govern? ~ Paul Driessen “Natural gas is a good, cheap alternative to fossil fuels,” former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously intoned. (Psssst. Ms. Nancy, natural gas is a fossil fuel.) “If I thought there was any evidence that drilling could save people money, I would consider it. But it won’t,” President Obama said in 2008. “We can’t drill our way out of the problem” of high energy prices and disappearing supplies, he still insisted two years later. How shocked he must be now. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing – aka, fracking – has unleashed a gusher of oil and natural gas, sent oil prices plunging $100 a barrel since 2008, dropped US oil imports to their lowest level in 45 years, and saved American families tens of billions of dollars annually in lower energy costs. But if price and “peak oil” rationales fail, there is always “dangerous manmade global warming” to justify carbon-based energy and fracking bans, and renewable energy mandates and subsidies. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton contend that climate change is an “existential threat” to people and planet. Senator …

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The Consensus of Climate Scientists, “That’s Mine and You Can’t Have It!”

Climate scientists are getting away with a clever gambit that we ordinary citizens better not try with the IRS. They tell Congress, taxpayers and energy consumers that all their “homogenized,” exaggerated, manipulated and fabricated data, their records and other documents, are their private property. Their analyses, computer codes and algorithms are proprietary. And when we get testy or threaten them with legal actions, they tell us they resent our “intimidation tactics.” My commentary this week examines this outrageous chutzpah in detail. Thank you for posting it for your Saturday readers. Best regards, Paul A new strategy for tax cheats You can guess what would happen if you used the same tactics that climate alarmists employ, by Paul Driessen Suppose you’ve been using some creative data, accounting and legal interpretations for years to reduce your tax bill – and the IRS suddenly flags you for a full-blown audit. Instead of trembling in your boots, shredding your records, calling a top-flight lawyer, and preparing for an extended jail visit, just do this: Patiently explain that your raw data, records and other documents are your private property. Your legal analyses, accounting methods, and unique computer codes and algorithms are proprietary. The IRS has …

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The Sun -> Solar Activity-> Tempurature Rise -> CO2 = Climate

Here is a simple documentary to help determine weather, climate and the ability to forecast the future safety of mankind on earth. Take a little cosmic ray Bombard them towards the earth Mix those cosmic rays with evaporated CO2 Poof! You’ve created clouds Blast a bit of solar activity down upon the earth This pushes away the clouds The earth is left without cloud cover More of the suns rays reach our earth The earth warms up and absorbs the solar sun rays Which are stored by the earths oceans The oceans slowly emits the CO2 as water vapor Thus feeding the earths plants and Creating more clouds to protect the earth This simplified version of the tale woven from this documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” debunks the theory that anthropogenic (man-made) global warming is created by industrialized carbon emissions. Rather it is the Sun’s affects on earth’s temperature which leads the rise in CO2. The consensus of scientists saying otherwise and being sold to John Q Public as a fact is anything but that. Enjoy this video and share your knowledge…question boldly and for heaven’s sake do not allow them to take away our natural right to own …

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King County to set to give out lumps of coal for Christmas…

Keeping abreast of misinformation can be a challenge.  For the average person this is understandable, but to accept this much misunderstanding from political leadership is one of the major reasons there is growing distrust in government.  Couple this with a growing ignorance of personal, private constitutional rights and it’s no wonder things are so discombobulated. ~ Kris Halterman Hi Kris, It occurred to me that some of the commentary below might be of interest to those who are on the “Road to Liberty” and follow the SML blog. Nansen Malin, the Washington State Director for Americans for Prosperity is either from Grays Harbor County or nearby, and has been very active in the efforts to support the proposed shipping terminal in the Longview area. She wrote the second piece below. From: Rick Forschler Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 11:43 AM Hi Folks, Please see the message below from Nansen Malin, Washington State Director of Americans for Prosperity.  Environmental activists are claiming that Greenhouse Gas Emissions caused by coal are so impacting our climate that we should prohibit even the transport of coal through Washington State.  While King County itself is not in a position to approve or deny the movement …

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Wealth Wake-up Live for October 26, 2013

Host Dick Donahue invited me to discuss the upcoming 2013 Whatcom County Election.  Why SAVEWhatcom was formed, the Cherry Point Resolution, how coal was drowned out by the Dem’s Whatcom Wins and the Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund over the most pressing issue for Whatcom County which is all things water.  Then Dick and I switch gears to talk about the Port of Bellingham races and why they are just as important this election as the Whatcom County Council races.  

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Wealth Wake Up “Live” for October 19, 2013

Host Dick Donahue along with Kris Halterman of Saturday Morning Live, interview Craig Cole, spokesperson for the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal, about the ongoing environmental review of the project and how it will create local jobs.    Gateway Pacific Terminal Presentation August 2013 VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL July 18, 2013 Whatcom Democrat Central Committee Resolutions VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL  

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Oh What Tangled Web We Weave. When First We Practice to Deceive!

Interesting stuff posted at the Whatcom Watchdog.  The deeper Delaine dug, the more muck she came up with.  Ever wonder how We the People got to the place we are today?  When organization’s create other organizations, who create other organizations, eventually you end up with a giant tangle of muck, that it’s no wonder you need a device like Muckety to try to sort it all out.  Like the images I’ve captured here you see how these groups have become so powerful, as they’re a definite source of huge sums of money designed to round up the masses and herd them into urban hi-rise cities for our own good.  Yeah!, right and I have a mansion in Timbuctoo for you at a really cheap price. Enjoy Delaine’s bit of detective work and never stop asking, “what’s in it for these exteme environmental groups?”  Follow the money and you’ll find the answer.  ~ Kris Halterman   Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!  Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17. Scottish author & novelist (1771 – 1832) The tangled web they weave 10/16/2013 I spent some time looking into the background of the PowerPastCoal.org …

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If the Gateway Pacific Project overcomes All environmental concerns, will it receive a Green Light?

The Whatcom Tea Party (WTP) organized an information and debate between Craig Cole (Gateway Pacific Terminal – GPT) and Terry Wechsler (Power Past Coal) for Oct. 9th, 2013, but unfortunately Ms. Wechsler was forced to withdraw from the debate last Thursday.  Apparently Ms. Wechsler wished to participate in the debate, but the Power Past Coal organization asked her to withdraw due to the close proximity of the upcoming November 2013, general election.  The WTP informed Mr. Cole of Ms. Wechsler’s withdrawal from the debate and Mr. Cole agreed that he would still address the audience at the general meeting.  Mr. Cole thought that he might be able to find another anti-GPT spokesperson to fill-in for Ms. Wechsler, but did not succeed in his search. The attendance was light, but those who were in attendance came to ask questions.  There were some in the audience who sincerely wanted to know more about the project, but most were curious about things like: How will the Washington State Department of Ecology’s globalized scoping affect the process?  Answer: No one knows.  The type of scoping that the WSDOE is requiring to be done has never been done before.  No one at WSDOE has explained …

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How will Whatcom County and this Nationalized Political Climate Survive? Coal–Council–Nonprofits-Ecology-Jobs-Property Rights

To start off this post we remind you that last July 17th, at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, the Whatcom Tea Party held one of two candidate forums that were hosted in July.  (The audio version of these forums have been posted here on SML and now that the July 17th video has been released, we thought it would be a good idea to add this media to our website also- see below.  On July 24th, there was a candidate forum held at Bellingham High School’s Auditorium, for the City of Bellingham and Port of Bellingham candidates.  Once that video has been released for public sharing, we will post it here as well.)  There has been a lot of media focus on a cancelled candidate forum for this evening, which was to be hosted by Futurewise of Whatcom County.  Apparently the so-called conservative candidates had declined to participate in the forum.  The reasons given for that decision were based on the ongoing litigation between Futurewise and RE Sources for a Sustainable Community, and the potential conflict that would likely occur at a forum sponsored by these litigants: “It seems if they don’t get their way, they litigate everything,” Knutzen said …

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Will the Silent Majority Remain Silent in 2013?

Ken Opplinger has left the media limelight of “The Whatcom Report,” his post as the head of the Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Opplinger had recently been voted by the residents of Blaine to their City Council.  Mr. Opplinger’s departure leaves a rather substantial hole for the voice of business in Whatcom County, politics and quite frankly a lot of common sense.  As I meandered through different groups and events there were many differing viewpoints of Mr. Opplinger and his endeavors here, brief as it may have been.  Ken did try to keep people talking and engaged in everything local; whether it was business, the unemployment rate, the local economy, the political and economic doings of our Canadian neighbors, local politics, local non-profits and he acted as an integral piece in keeping us all informed in topics our local newspaper, magazines, radio and blogs avoided.  Every Sunday morning, my husband and I enjoyed listening to Mr. Opplinger’s weekly program; The Whatcom Report.  The show never failed to inform and entertain.  When Ken went off-air to campaign for his seat on the Blaine City Council, the program was filled-in by a variety of others who did a great job, …

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